ABOUT

THE IMPANO
STORY

Impano Sports is a new player in the active lifestyle apparel industry in the US. The company is founded by a professional athlete providing a quality brand that represents independence and accomplishment among the sports community in the African American community. 

Our Story:

It began when our founder traveled to Rwanda, Africa to identify and coach young talented athletes to elite level, realizing these athletes had limited access to quality sportswear. So they decided to live in Rwanda and work with locals to create their own sportswear and Impano Sports Ltd. was founded. 

Impano has now evolved to sourcing from different countries in addition to Rwanda where it has trained its team of creatives, such as Ethiopia. 

Our Goal:

Our goal is to empower the youth using sports and become an inspirational model brand promoting giving back, supporting and circulating resources within our community. We pride ourselves on superior customer service and maintaining the high standards our customers deserve.

FOUNDER
ALLEN SIMMS
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Allen Simms was a standout professional athlete and national champion in track and field.  He graduated from University of Southern California in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in multimedia technology and earned a Master of Art in Liberal Studies and a graduate certificate in Global Studies from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2014. He holds IAAF and USATF coaching certificates in athletics specializing in jumping events and coaching young elite athletes in Rwanda under his sports organization Impano Academy Rwanda. 

Impano Sports is a unique place where his deep passion and love for sports and his community come together.